The Ridgefield Planning and Zoning Commission and Inland and Wetlands Board have given the go ahead for development of a five acre parcel of the former Schlumberger land. After a second public hearing Tuesday night, developer Steve Zemo's application was approved.
Zemo, who is also a Selectman, plans to use one acre for a self-storage business, with eight two-bedroom apartments on the second floor. The other four acres will be for an 85-room assisted-living facility. Solana Ridgefield will be developed by Formation Development Group. About 30 percent of the facility will be for people with memory disorders.
Charter Group Partners is developing age-restricted townhouses and condos, for people 55 years and older, on another 10 acres of the town-owned land.
BassamFellows, a luxury furniture and design firm, plans to move into the Philip Johnson building on the former Schlumberger site. ACT, a local theater group, will occupy the neighboring auditorium.